Posted on January 29, 2009 by apintalisayon
The Asian Productivity Organization today released a new KM e-book entitled “From Productivity to Innovation: Proceedings from the Second International Conference on Technology and Innovation for Knowledge Management.” The conference was held in New Delhi, India last 12–14 February 2008. Dr. Serafin D. Talisayon of the Philippines served as the conference rapporteur and volume editor.
You can download the e-book for free by clicking HERE.
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Posted on November 26, 2008 by apintalisayon
Further to my earlier post on “Information versus Knowledge”, here is my take on the losses when tacit knowledge is converted to explicit knowledge.
Here are ways we build our own tacit knowledge from explicit knowledge that we read.
Corresponding KM tools are in the pink and light blue callouts. Any comments or suggestions for improvement?
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Posted on November 14, 2008 by apintalisayon
My previous two blog posts (F13- KM is for value creation: WHOSE value? and F14- Monitoring and evaluation of KM for development) point to a key criterion in KM for development: What do community members truly value?
In 2003, CCLFI.Philippines implemented a project on “Leveraging Best Practices” for UNDP. We documented best practices into manuals, and tried to capture the qualities of best practioners through vignettes and video interviews. We invited community leaders who were recipients of UNDP grants in lessons-capture workshops. Near the end of the project, we conducted a “Wisdom and Knowledge Sharing Workshop.”
One of the workshop exercises tried to probe what the community members value by asking the question: “What is a successful community project?” The workshop groups were asked to draw their answers and explain their drawing to the rest of the participants. (more…)
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Posted on November 12, 2008 by apintalisayon
Hi Valerie, welcome to the club!
This is what I use to show the distinction between information and knowledge. I hope this helps.
I prefer the above operational definitions of “tacit knowledge” and “explicit knowledge” (I shy away from ontological and epistemological definitions because they tend to be too impractical and often deteriorate into useless debates).
Source: Overview Chapter in “Knowledge Management in Asia: Experiences and Lessons”. Tokyo: Asian Productivity Organization, 2008. The e-book is freely downloadable.
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Posted on October 28, 2008 by apintalisayon
One of the poll questions I often ask participants in my KM workshops is “Estimate what percent of your total knowledge (now) came from your formal schooling.” Almost all answers are below 50%. The average hovers around 20%, depending on the ages of the participants. Then I ask “Where did the 80% come from?” Their answers reveal three major sources: learning from doing/working, learning from study/reflection and learning from interaction/sharing with others. (more…)
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Posted on October 21, 2008 by apintalisayon
We saw earlier that knowledge is capacity for effective action.
Let us study the following observations about ineffective actions:
1- An X-ray film enables a radiologist to make better diagnosis, but it is meaningless to a plant engineer. Specifications of a turbine enable a plant engineer to make design decisions, but it is meaningless to a radiologist. The right skill must go with the right information for effective action to result. (more…)
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Posted on October 12, 2008 by apintalisayon
Here is a story how CCLFI.Philippines applied the M&E framework I described in my previous post.
In September 2005, the Executive Director of STREAMS (an international network of NGOs in water and sanitation, which was one of CCLFI.Philippines’ partners) asked for our help. STREAMS Board members flew to Manila and are meeting together with an Observer from their major funding sponsor, the Netherlands Government. She asked, can I please convince her Board that KM is important? My time slot was only one hour. And she warned that the Observer is avowedly sceptical of KM! (more…)
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